Unformatted text preview: tongue X: Vagus - very important nerve in the parasympathetic nervous system - controls functions of the heart, respiratory tract, and the digestive system- Test ability to swallow and cough and check for the gag reflex by touching back of the throat- Damage causes difficulty swallowing and impaired digestive function XI: Accessory • Test by having patient shrug shoulders and turn head against your resistance • Damage causes impaired ability to shrug shoulders and turn head XII: Hypoglossal – remember “gloss” means tongue! • Test by having patient stick out their tongue • Damage causes difficulty talking and inability to stick out tongue 1...
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- Fall '06
- Human Biology, respiratory tract, Glossopharyngeal, Damage causes, Cranial Nerve Notes